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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejects medical marijuana ballot petition
DeWine says petition summary is untruthful
Story by LYNDSEY SCHLEY


 
Mike DeWine's office rejected a ballot referendum to legalize medical use of marijuana.
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The Ohio Attorney General’s office has rejected a petition to legalize medicinal marijuana use.

Mike DeWine’s office rejected the ballot petition because it could not certify the summary for the petition as “fair and truthful.”

The office says the summary omits certain parts of the proposed law, such as the legal definition of what is considered under the influence of cannabis.

Listener Comments:

Is “under the influence of cannabis” defined in ANY states’ statutes, ANYWHERE?! If so, it’s unfortunate that those who wrote the petition failed to include that definition. If not, how does one get a clinical trial set to determine a definition of “cannabis influence" when it’s considered illegal?! This ancient drug, [yes ancient…the Egyptians used it] has been used for thousands of years and reaps many healing benefits for those on chemotherapy, glaucoma and those living with the many debilitating effects of HIV/AIDS.


Posted by: Robert Toth (Lakewood) on August 13, 2013 11:08AM
As long as the people who "represent" us are paid by Big Pharmacy Co., we will never see an alternative to their method.


Posted by: citizenof ohio (geauga) on August 12, 2013 8:08AM
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